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Nothing is worse than the shock of stepping into an unexpected puddle on the floor or reaching under a sink to discover that everything is moist and the bottom of the cabinetry is wet. Of course, your first thought is always a leaking water pipe. But it is important to remember that the water could be leaking from a drain or a water line running to an appliance like the fridge ice maker or a built-in ice maker. And unless you have a background in plumbing, it is time to call 612-340-1444 for help from the pros at Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drains. These experts will locate any water or drain leaks and prevent the possibility of further water damage to your Minneapolis/St. Paul home.


You will know very quickly if the water leak is dumping much water on the floor or if it is more of a drip or slow leak. Mopping up the water or soaking it up with old towels or rags will allow you to determine how fast the puddle returns. If you find the leak is only a slow drip, then placing a towel or even a bucket to catch the water is perfect until the Paul Bunyan team arrives to locate and repair the leak.


However, if you find that the water is flowing quickly and from a place that does not allow for a bucket to catch the water, it is time to turn off the house water. Allowing water to constantly drain into your cabinetry, floors, and walls will likely create enough moisture for mold and mildew to grow very quickly. So shut the water off at the main valve located just inside your home. This will stop any more water from flowing into the house plumbing lines.


Even after you shut off the water supply to your house, you will find that water could still be flowing out of the leaky pipe. There is a surprising amount of water filling all the lines that run through your home supplying all the sinks, showers, tubs, and appliances. So you will want to quickly drain the remaining water from inside the house pipes.

Open all water faucets to allow the water to run down the drains. Also, flush each toilet to empty the tanks and feed lines. It can take a few moments for the faucets to stop dripping. But once they stop, you should find that little or no water is flooding from the leaky pipe or damaged fitting. This process is the only way to prevent additional water damage until the licensed plumbers from Paul Bunyan Plumbing And Drains arrive to locate and repair any leaks in your home’s water or drain lines.

If you discovered excessive water damage under the sink, take photos of the water damage for future reference. Once our team arrives to locate and repair the leak, additional water damage could be discovered that will warranty a claim on your homeowner’s insurance. And your photos of the initial damage will be helpful.